What Does Your Pinterest Page Say About You?

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This afternoon I took at my Pinterest page.  I looked at the boards that I had built about my favorite topics, like backpacking, luxury travel, beauty and global cuisine.  There was certainly nothing enlightening about that.

Then I took a look at some of my busiest boards.  What had I been pinning lately?

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Four tropical beaches and a beach in Ireland.  I can’t say I’d really given much though to Irish beaches before!

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I think that’s Iceland’s Blue Lagoon.  A floating hotel room in Moorea.  The Bahamas.  A swing-set at the beach.

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A luxurious pool in Italy.  Sandbars in Hawaii.  A pool in Morocco.

Are you starting to see a trend?

It would seem that my pinning habits don’t reflect my actual travel trends.  Even though I lust after these pictures of beautiful beaches, clear seas and cloudless skies I still end up booking trips to Peru in the dead of the South American winter.  I love the water, I love swimming, I love snorkeling, I’m a certified scuba diver but I still end up booking holidays in sketchy Eastern European towns and Andean mountains.

I know that I’m a bit dissatisfied with my life in general at the moment.  I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew with working full-time and being a full-time grad student, but at times I feel like I’ve bitten off something that I don’t want to chew anymore.  I wonder if spending a few days submerged in turquoise waters might be just what the doctor ordered.

With that in mind I’m going to issue myself a challenge.  I hereby pledge to visit a warm, sunny, tropical beach location sometime in the next 365 days.  I pledge to wear copious amounts of sunscreen, see a sea turtle and drink my own body weight in piña coladas.

I would love for you guys to share a link to your Pinterest pages and also to reflect on what they say about your own life!  Reply in the comments or blog about it and comment with the link!

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